Pastel Lesser Ball Python


Common name : Royal python, Ball python

Scientific name : Python regius

Family : Pythonidae

Native to : Africa

Interesting fact : Ball pythons roll into balls when threatened and they were worn as jewellery by some African rulers.

Conservation status : Least Concern

The smallest African python is the ball python measuring 5 to 6 feet. They are black with golden yellow blotches. The pastel lesser ball python is a colour morph produced by selective breeding by pet shops. They inhabit grasslands, savanna, and feed on frogs, lizards, other snakes and birds. Its life span is up to 40 years.

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